21W.732-2 Intro to Tech Communication

Fall 2002

Photograph of pen on keyboard.
Pen and keyboard. (Image courtesy of Daniel Bersak.)

Course Highlights

This course includes a list of web resources helpful to writers of technical documents.

Course Description

An information-based society necessitates good writing in all careers.

Many scientists and technical professionals must write progress reports, analyses, literature reviews, or other documents to communicate within their workplaces, and many must also address more general audiences in grant proposals, conference papers, articles, and so on. This course is designed to serve as a basic introduction to the practice of technical writing for those who work as scientists and technical researchers.

Because scientific and technical fields are becoming more interdisciplinary and more globally connected everyday, we will also consider intercultural communication issues at some length.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Prof. Kimberly De Vries

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session